TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episodes 3.08-3.09 “Human Nature” & “The Family of Blood”

Episodes 3.08 and 9 “Human Nature” & “The Family of Blood” Written By: Paul Cornell Originally Aired: May 26and June 2, 2007 Synopsis: “In order to hide from a family of murderous aliens who are following his scent across time, the Doctor disguises himself as a mild-mannered English schoolteacher in 1913, even rewriting his own … Continue reading TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episodes 3.08-3.09 “Human Nature” & “The Family of Blood”

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TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.07 “42”

Episode 3.07 “42” Written By: Chris Chibnall Originally Aired: May 19, 2007 Synopsis: “On a spaceship headed straight for the centre of the sun, The Doctor only has 42 minutes to save Martha and the rest of the ship's crew from an inevitable doom...” (Wikipedia) I always get this episode confused with the “Impossible Planet”/ … Continue reading TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.07 “42”

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.06 “The Lazarus Experiment”

Episode 3.06 “The Lazarus Experiment” Written By: Stephen Greenhorn Originally Aired: May 5, 2007 Synopsis: “The famous Dr Lazarus has appeared to discover the secret of eternal youth - but do his experiments hide a sinister secret?” (Wikipedia) The pre-title sequence is quite interesting for what it reveals about our two protagonists. It ends on … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.06 “The Lazarus Experiment”

TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episodes 3.04 – 3.05 “Daleks in Manhattan” & “Evolution of the Daleks”

“[In 1930s New York] The Doctor and Martha confront a host of surviving Daleks from the Canary Wharf battle. What are those creatures in the sewers? And why are the Cult Of Skaro attempting to create a Dalek/Human hybrid...?”

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.03 “Gridlock”

Episode 3.03 “Gridlock” Written By: Russell T. Davies Originally Aired: April 14, 2007 Synopsis: “The Doctor and Martha return to New Earth to find it has been laid out as a horrendous trap, stuck in a giant and long traffic jam under the streets of New New York.” A rather grimy, almost claustrophobic episode is … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.03 “Gridlock”

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code”

Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code” Written By: Gareth Roberts Originally Aired: 7 April 2007 Synopsis: “The Doctor takes Martha back in time to Elizabethan England where they meet William Shakespeare and try to solve what sent the architect of the Globe Theatre to the madhouse.” (Wikipedia) A fun, beautiful-looking episode, very similar to Episode 1.03 … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code”

TV Review: Doctor Who Series 3 Overview and Episode 3.01 “Smith & Jones”

[N.B. For Series 3 and 4, I'm switching to an episode-by-episode review format in order to speed up the posting process. The epic and glorious reviews are cool when they go up, but they take too long to finish!] Series Title: Doctor Who Season: Series 3 Original Air Date: March 31, 2007 – June 30, … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Series 3 Overview and Episode 3.01 “Smith & Jones”

TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.00 “The Runaway Bride”

Series: Doctor Who (TVTropes Recap) Season.Episode: 3.00 “The Runaway Bride” (Christmas special between Series 2 and 3) Original Air Date: Christmas Day 2006 Length: 45 minutes Writer: Russell T. Davies Lead Actors: David Tennant (The Tenth Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Sarah Parish (Empress of the Racnoss) Synopsis: “A bride suddenly materialises in the Tardis. … Continue reading TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.00 “The Runaway Bride”

Epic TV Show Review! “Doctor Who: Series 2”

Read my review of Series 1 here and my review of the 2005 Christmas Episode, "The Christmas Invasion," here. Barely Related Note: A Doctor Who/Highlander crossover series would be so indescribably awesome and beautiful that I can’t believe it hasn’t been done already. BBC Wales, please take note! You don’t have to credit me with … Continue reading Epic TV Show Review! “Doctor Who: Series 2”

TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 2.00 “The Christmas Invasion”

Since the full review of Series 2 is taking a long time, I am posting early the review for the special Christmas episode, which technically is a “bridge” between Series 1 and 2 and thus doesn’t get officially counted as the second season’s first episode, even though it follows directly from the Series 1 finale … Continue reading TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 2.00 “The Christmas Invasion”